Did you know that less than 7% of women have perfect pelvic organ support? If you have the sensation of pelvic pressure, back pain, pelvic pain or a bulge sensation, straining to defecate (have a bowel movement) feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, you may have pelvic organ prolapse.
The International Urogynecological Associated/International Continence Society joint report define pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as the descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall or the apex of the vagina. This condition occurs when the support of the pelvic floor has weakened.
Risk factors for POP include vaginal births, infant size, prior pelvic surgery, estrogen status and advanced maternal age.
During your evaluation you will undergo a thorough history and physical exam. You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire. If you are diagnosed with prolapse you will be guided through a series of treatment options which range from conservative and non-surgical to a corrective surgery.
At South Land Urology, it is our goal to make every treatment plan individualized. We will help you chose an option that is most comfortable for you, your goals and your lifestyle.